Several years ago, the American Heart Association
was looking for a song with 100 beats per minute to help instruct people in Hands-Only CPR. They found their song in the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive". Here is "Community" star (and licensed M.D.) Ken Jeong to show you how its done
(Bonus Behind-the-scenes video here
Cult genre film director Vincenzo Natali
) directs The Undeading
, a PSA for the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation.
"Canyon Crest K9 Training Center owner, Ron Pace, saves the life of a boxer with CPR
(SLYT; 7.52) during a regular training session. During the session, the dog suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing. Ron immediately applied CPR. Within a few minutes, the dog regained consciousness." [more inside]
Should you ever find yourself and the victim in your underwear when tragedy strikes—Super Sexy CPR
& Super Sexy Abdominal Thrusts
The Bee Gees' Stayin' Alive
can be used as a training tool for CPR, because it has a near-perfect rhythm
for timing compressions, it's well-known and it has a tendency to get stuck in your head. Unfortunately, another song useful for training, with a similar rhythm, isn't quite so uplifting.
has found that chest compressions without mouth to mouth resuscitation can be equally or more effective than with them. The American Heart Association
is recommending that everyone learn
this two step"Hands-Only CPR." (video) [more inside]
wins design prize for Brits at the 2007 Index Design Awards
In the 1890s, an unknown woman was found drowned in the Seine. Known as the l'Inconnue de la Seine, her death mask
became a fixture in the homes of artists and writers, and her look the ideal of the age
. Many have speculated
on her identity, and she has inspired a long list
of artistic works by Nabokov, Rilke, Man Ray, and others
. She has since become the "most kissed girl in the world" thanks to the Norwegian toymaker
that used her mask to create Resusci Anne
, the standard CPR doll.
PSAFilter: I was trained to do CPR wikipedia
with a 15:1 compression to rescue-breath ratio. This is no longer recommended
. In fact, for just-collapsed people, a recent study shows performing CPR without
any-rescue breathing is better: although some
think the type of collapse is important. Learn how to do CPR near you
valid attempt at resuscitation is better than none. You could save a life.
German police revive rabbit
"....by breathing through a ball point pen after he passed out in a house fire.....officers opened Napoleon's mouth with a pen and breathed down it while giving the pet a cardio massage, a police spokesman said on Saturday....The officers then rushed [ the rabbit ] by police car to a vet."